Today’s Veterinary Business Staff
Banfield Pet Hospital’s anesthesia and pain-management guidelines and protocols have been updated and made available to all veterinary professionals.
The downloadable standards and other tools are available at www.banfield.com/anesthesia.
“We are passionate about and feel a responsibility to share our insights and resources with the broader veterinary profession to help promote quality-care practices and build sustainable outcomes for pets,” said Karen Faunt, DVM, MS, DACVIM, vice president of veterinary quality and operations at Banfield Pet Hospital.
Banfield, based in Vancouver, Washington, operates more than 1,000 veterinary hospitals across the United States.
The updated “Anesthesia and Analgesia for the Veterinary Practitioner: Canine and Feline” comes in three volumes:
- “Anesthesia Quality, Medical Quality Standards, Equipment and Physiology”
- “Individualized Anesthesia and Analgesia Plan, Sedation and Immobilization, Induction, Monitoring and Recovery”
- “Protocols, CPR Guidelines and Appendix”
Also available as downloads are patient tools, such as a dosage calculator and a monitoring form, and Best Practices Huddle Cards, which are designed for sharing a veterinary team’s standards of practice.